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Christmas on the Front Porch

by Jane Windham on December 18, 2014

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsToday I’m sharing how I’ve decorated for Christmas on the front porch. It’s my favorite space to decorate for the seasons, especially Christmas! 

snowy trees | Cottage at the CrossroadsThe porch decorating started back in November when Leo and I made these DIY Wooden Christmas Trees. They are behind 3 smaller artificial trees that I put in a galvanized container.    

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsThere’s a bed of snow on the table as well as some snowballs. 

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsThis whole scene at this end of the porch sets the stage for a winter wonderland on the porch. You see, here in the South we rarely see snow, and we’re fascinated by it! And I have NEVER seen a white Christmas. So I set out to create my own this year!

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsAnd you can’t have a winter wonderland without… SNOWMEN! So I gathered my collection and put them on an old wooden ladder. 

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsI love how the trees and the snowmen are reflected in the mirror. 

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsWe have a table on this end of the porch, and it’s set for snacks.

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsPerfect for some hot cocoa and cookies!

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsThe centerpiece contains one of my all-time favorite snowmen-this chubby fellow! I would have put him a little bed of snow in the pedestal bowl, but I was afraid that it would blow out! 

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the Crossroads

The skate that I hand-painted last year is hanging on the stand that’s always on the porch. 

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsAround the front door is the grapevine garland that’s been up now for 3 Christmases. You can see all the ways it’s been decorated in the post Grapevine Garland Through the Seasons. This year i added a snowflake burlap ribbon, some large snowflake ornaments, and some real cotton that I glitterized!  They really do look like puffy snowballs! 

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsHere you can see them a little better along with the red lanterns that we added last year. 

milkcan snowman | Cottage at the CrossroadsI always have an old milk can sitting underneath the lantern on the right, and this year I turned him into snowman! 

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsOn a little table are our dancing frogs. On second thought, I could have turned them into snowmen, but I just plopped these Santa hats onto them the way I always do!

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsOn the other end of the porch is our sitting area.

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsYep! You guessed it. There’s a snowman tree on this end!

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsLove the skate ornaments on the tree.

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsIt’s loaded with more snowmen and snowflake ornaments.Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsOn the old closet doors turned into shutters are 2 frosty wreaths with pine cones hanging from them. None of this is new-just part of my stash that I combine in a new way each year.

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsThe only new thing on the porch is this snowflake throw that I found for a song at Ross’ in the porch’s colors. 

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsMy friend Marti gifted me with this snowman that she painted last month.  Isn’t he just the cutest thing! Are any of you as crazy about snowmen as I am?

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsOn a little table is a plate that I got for free at the auction. Sometimes people buy a lot but don’t want everything so they just leave it behind. SCORE!

Christmas on the Front Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsI hope you’ve enjoyed our porch tour. In front of the screen door is a rug containing my sentiments right now. I’m sending all of you WARM WISHES for the holidays!

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